North Carolina Education Corps partners with local public school units (PSUs) to recruit, train, and support literacy tutors to support K-5 students and accelerate learning. We have also instituted a pilot program for math tutoring.
Hundreds of high-impact NCEC tutors are employed part-time by schools to help elevate young people through lesson plans grounded in the science of reading, reading instruction, and math. For example, literacy tutors empower K-5 students to build their phonological awareness and phonics abilities — proven foundational skills for learning how to read.
Tutors and school administrators benefit from NCEC's highly effective recruitment and application process, training, and on-the-ground support throughout each tutor's tenure.
Learn about our mission
The North Carolina State Board of Education and Office of the Governor, in partnership with former state superintendent Mike Ward and local school districts, launched the North Carolina Education Corps to accelerate learning recovery. The Mebane Foundation, C.D. Spangler Foundation, SECU Foundation, and Goodnight Educational Foundation provided essential early investments to ensure the success of this critical effort.
Goodnight Educational Foundation
And participating North Carolina public schools.
Eliminate barriers to opportunity by providing high-quality whole child and academic support to public school students in North Carolina.
Launched in September 2020, North Carolina Education Corps is now an independent nonprofit. Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Ward serves as the chair of the bipartisan Board of Directors. Our Board of Advisors continues to guide our work.
Board of Advisors
- Governor Jim Hunt, Honorary Co-Chair
- Governor Jim Martin, Honorary Co-Chair
- Johanna Anderson*
- Susanna Cerrato
- Rep. Ashton Clemmons
- Geoff Coltrane*
- Jeff Cox
- Wendell Hall**
- Peter Hans
- Tyronna Hooker
- Craig Horn*
- Kevin Huffman
- Anthony Jackson*
- Susan Jamison*
- Phil Kirk
- Sen. Michael Lee
- MariaRosa Rangel*
- Munro Richardson
- Lee Roberts
- David Stegall*
- Catherine Truitt*
- Mike Ward*
- Hope Williams
*Denotes individuals who also serve on the Board of Directors
** Denotes North Carolina State Board of Education liaisons to the Board of Advisors
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Mike Ward
Chair, Board of Directors
Chief Impact Officer, Broward Grove
Senior Education Officer, NC Governor’s Office
D. Craig Horn
Mayor, Town of Weddington, NC
Dr. Anthony Jackson
Superintendent, Chatham County Schools
Founder/Owner, Wealth Matters LLC
Dr. MariaRosa Rangel
Director of Family and Community Engagement, Wake County Public School System
Dr. David Stegall
Chief of Staff, Blue Ridge Community College
Dr. Catherine Truitt
North Carolina State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Our Leadership Team
Director of Finance & Operations
Director of School Partnerships
Director of Partnership Development
Director of Corps Member Recruitment
Director of Corps Member Experience & Training
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